In The News: Department of Sociology

The Daily Beast
May 4, 2020

When Nevada began shutting down in early March to help control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s legal brothels stayed open. As late as March 17, a day before Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses closed, the Nevada Brothel Association (NBA) issued guidelines on how to keep operating—safely.

The Daily Beast
May 4, 2020

When Nevada began shutting down in early March to help control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s legal brothels stayed open. As late as March 17, a day before Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses closed, the Nevada Brothel Association (NBA) issued guidelines on how to keep operating—safely.

Marketplace
May 1, 2020

Before Maya was a sex worker, she worked in retail. She hated it — long hours on her feet, difficult customers and low pay. Once, while she was making $10 an hour as a sales associate at a women’s clothing store, she had to supervise a group of undocumented immigrants her manager hired to deep clean the entire store.

IMAGE
April 24, 2020

Having weeks stretched out ahead of me to do nothing but read books, watch films, write with music in the background – it's everything I thought I ever wanted. Prior to lockdown, this was a dream scenario. I'm sociable, I love the company of others, but equally, I'm more than happy with my own company – with long periods of time spent alone.

Las Vegas Sun
April 24, 2020

Sandi Benks has worked at the Love Ranch, a legal, licensed brothel seven miles outside of Carson City, for the past two years. She sees many clients on a regular basis — a relationship she’s been creative in maintaining during the coronavirus pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 1, 2020

The path was fairly straight and no more than 10 feet wide, and as my wife and I approached another walking her dog Sunday, the woman veered left to travel another route.

Now This
March 27, 2020

BTS is the most successful K-pop group of all time. Their latest album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” had the year’s biggest debut upon its release and is their fourth to top the Billboard 200 album chart within two years. But the real reason the band conquered the U.S. music scene is their relationship with their unprecedented fandom, called ARMY.

The Conversation
March 23, 2020

Mention the phrase “sex tourism” in conversation and most people will cringe in disgust.

KNPR News
March 6, 2020

McCartney and Lennon said it best - we get by with a little help from our friends.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 13, 2020

Not male, not female.

Each year, thousands of people are born in the U.S. with sex characteristics that don’t typically identify them as one gender or the other.

El Tiempo
November 13, 2019

“Change the Subject” is a documentary that shares the story of a group of university students committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people.

KNPR News
October 31, 2019

Las Vegas is one of America’s booziest cities. And beer has played a big part in developing that reputation.